Young, Callihan, Shamrock: The World’s Most Dangerous Alliance?: IMPACT Wrestling Review

Reviews by Dave

Show air date: November 3, 2020

Impact Wrestling on AXS put on a solid show that seemed geared toward moving angles and stories forward and setting up the Turning Point ImpactPlus special on Saturday, November 14, and rebuilding after the Bound For Glory pay-per-view. Tommy Dreamer–Sherlock Clouseau–has narrowed down his ten suspects on who shot John E. Bravo last week at the end of his wedding. All shenanigans.

Deonna Purrazzo defeated Su Yung

Getting her rematch, former Knockouts champion “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo challenged the new champion “The Undead Bride” Su Yung. Decent match with some nice work for the short time given. Purrazzo wins by disqualification when Yung attacks her with a steel folding chair that Purrazzo’s associate, Kimber Lee, was trying to get to her. Yung intercepted. Purrazzo’s barrister, RD Evans, complained to IMPACT executive producer Scott D’amore about the DQ. D’amore agrees and books a no disqualification, no count-out rematch for Turning Point. Evans isn’t sure he won. He shouldn’t be.

D’amore shows he reads the internet so he’s not fooled as Rhino and HEATH try to get him to sign HEATH to an IMPACT contract despite his (real-life) injury. Good and logical segment.

Chris Bey defeated Trey Miguel

“The Ultimate Finesser” Chris Bey beat Trey Miguel in another good match, the first between the two for the company. A close match with Josh Matthews and Madison Rayne doing a good job on commentary, particularly Matthews on noting Bey blocking Miguel’s corner kick, which sequentially led to Bey hitting a beautiful cutter from the top rope to get the win.

Locker Room Talk is Back!

The return of Locker Room Talk sees Madison Rayne and Johnny Swinger have Jordynne Grace and Tenille Dashwood (with Kaleb with a K) as their guests as both women need a tag partner for the upcoming KO Tag Title tournament. Grace asks Dashwood, who turns right around and asks Rayne, who accepts. Very entertaining segment.

Rohit Raju and TJP Face-Off

X-Division champion Rohit Raju and his rival TJ Perkins (TJP) have a great face-off with both doing some of their best ever promo work. Next week, TJP gets another title shot but if he fails, he can’t get another shot as long as Raju is champion. Just great.

Doc Gallows defeated Ethan Page

“All Ego” Ethan Page lost to Doc Gallows. It fine. Pretty basic TV match. Gallows looks very fit and moved extremely well.

Moose and Willie Mack brawl!

Moose cuts a killer promo in what looked like a tailored black suit, making it clear he’s gunning for world champion Rich Swann. Swann’s friend Willie Mack, who Moose attacked last week, came out and a melee brought out. Mack knocked over a cameraman, turned his attention from Moose, and paid for it. If there were any thoughts as to why Swann didn’t save his guy, he was in the next segment and he was in a dressing room with no monitor. Details matter. Bey comes in and talks about getting a title shot. Swann blows him off as he and Eddie Edwards leave for their tag match. Bey is not happy.

Main Event: Eric Young and Sami Callihan defeated Eddie Edwards and Rich Swann

In the best match of the night, a tag match with world champions on both sides, Eric Young and Sami Callihan defeated Eddie Edwards and world champion Rich Swann in a very good tag match that had time to be fleshed out and used that time effectively. Edwards had his old foe Callihan in a single leg Boston crab, looking to seal the victory when Callihan’s’ tag partner, Ken Shamrock, came ringside and threw Swann into the ring post, distracting Edwards, who was taken out by a Callihan piledriver. Young, Callihan, and Shamrock stand triumphant, looking like the World’s Most Dangerous Alliance as they went to credits.

As a stepping stone kind of show, it did what it needed to do: be entertaining for two hours without doing too much.